Mexicans venting their ire by beating the life out of 'Trump Pinata'

| Updated: Feb 03, 2017 08:57 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Feb. 3 (ANI): Fuming over President Trump's plan to erect a wall between U.S. and Mexico and the threats to use a 20% tariff on Mexican goods to finance it, Mexicans have taken a 'traditional' route to vent their ire at the troubling developments. According to CNN, Donald Trump pinatas have flooded the Mexican markets and are selling like hot cakes. Papier mache dolls with his trademark shock of yellow hair and business suits have appeared alongside Batman and Disney princesses at stalls. The only problem is they sell out fast! "As soon as we get them, they're gone," said shop owner Genoveva de la Cruz, as she displayed the last Trump piñata left at her stall. Meanwhile, campaigns have been launched on social media, urging Mexicans to boycott McDonald's (MCD), Starbucks (SBUX), Coca-Cola (KO) and Walmart (WMT) after Trump signed an executive order for the construction of the wall. The hashtags #AdiosStarbucks and #AdiosProductosGringos quickly started trending. However, Starbucks defended itself, saying that its local division is a Mexico-owned franchise which provides jobs to around 7,000 Mexicans and features Mexican-grown coffees. Tensions between the two countries rose after Trump insisted that Mexico pay for the wall and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled a meeting with Trump over the standoff. The Trump's administration then floated the idea of charging a 20% import tax on goods coming from Mexico. And on the other hand, six million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico. Taxing Mexican imports affects many U.S. companies that send parts south of the border to be assembled. Analysts say Peña Nieto has a few cards up his sleeve. For instance, Mexico could stop cooperating on issues like security and drug trafficking. (ANI)
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